Production Planner

  • Location
    Itasca, Illinois
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Category
    Business Operations and Management - Operations

Our client, a manufacturing plant in Itasca, is seeking a Production Planner in the Supply Chain and Logistics field to provide leadership by planning 35 day production planning time fence, 18 month supply plan, and monitoring materials to ensure synchronized capacity changes.


Executes production plans against master plan, taking production plan down to SKU level.
Evaluates inventory plan to determine production quantities needed and implements production plan that maximizes plant efficiencies.
Monitors weeks of supply on inventory target results of SKU’s
Ensures proper labeling and specs are communicated to plants
Works closely with Supply Planner on product changes, issues, and roll-outs
Identifies productivity initiatives, gathers performance data on production and tracks progress of production against plan.
Reviews factors which affect schedule and provide recommendations to resolve.
Ensures adherence to all company policies and procedures.
Understands and demonstrates the Company’s core values.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be detailed oriented, self-starter and comfortable taking initiative, as well as capable of producing high quality results on a sustainable basis.
Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment


Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Logistics, Finance or Business Administration, or combination of education and equivalent experience
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in production planning
Strong computer skills, including MS Excel/Access, PowerPoint are required, including management of complex data sets.
Familiarity with SAP software and Business Warehouse/Business Intelligence systems required.
Experience working in key supply chain areas like demand, supply, capacity, inventory, and distribution is necessary.
Understanding of production capacities, constraints, cost/service trade-offs

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